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Old 08-16-2017, 04:39 PM
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So I was on her a little while back with a bad heater, and an inoperable 4x4 system on my Ranger.

Shortly after my original posts, the driver side timing chain broke. Going into a Colorado winter, and broke as a joke, I let the truck sit.

Flash forward 12 months, and I'm in a position to do something, but unsure what to do.

My truck:
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 4.0L SOHC with 254k miles on all original equipment. Purchased from my dad who was the original owner, and never off-roaded it.

I'm in around $3000 on an 11 yo, high mileage Ranger in otherwise clean shape, that needs a motor, transfer case rebuilt, and a seat cover.

It was intended to be the fixer-upper for my now 15yo for when he starts driving, and double duty as a farm/kick-around truck.

Cheapest survivor motors I've seen start around $1200; Remans start at $2400. Unsure if they still exist, but fordparts.com, the official Ford parts site, shows a 6007 complete engine assy with FI and some amount (undefined, but visible in the fiche) of the wiring harness for $3600.

I was thinking I'd take a whack at rebuilding the transfer case myself, or donors start at $200.

So what's my play here? Trying to resuscitate the original motor at 254k miles on it seems weak. It needs a rebuild. The truck has only a bit of surface rust in the bed. Other than a fresh coat of paint, the rest of the truck is solid.

Thoughts?

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Old 08-16-2017, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: What do I do?

Cheapest way to go is find a wreck and part it out for what you need
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:53 PM
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Need a little clarification. What years 4.0 SOHC will swap into my 2006?

Looking up remans and found a 2001 4.0L SOHC reman for 1500 with warrantee.
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:09 PM
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No one?

It was my understanding that the 4.0L SOHC came out in late 2000 (right after I purchased my old 2000 4.0 OHV).

I"m seeing wildly different prices from 2001 to 2006 SOHC motors. Can a 2001 4.0L SOHC be rebuilt to the 2001 standard?
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:03 PM
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Need a little clarification. What years 4.0 SOHC will swap into my 2006?
AFAIK all years of SOHC will swap in. Ford really didn't change much in these trucks over the years.
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:28 AM
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Sorry for the lag, Scottydog. I guess I'm wondering about the bad timing chain tensioners from the earlier years. I can't imagine someone would rebuild/reman a 4.0L to the 2001 standard, that included known defective design work.

Looking hard at a reman around $1500 vice a full rebuild of my engine upwards of $3000.

Price point for a "2001" 4.0L SOHC = $1500
Price point for a "2006" 4.0L SOHC = $3500
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:08 PM
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My 1998 explorer had the sohc. Tensioners went bad twice (original chains then replacements), second time wasted a head. Iirc they fixed the issue around 2001. If you have the tools it's no biggie to do the chains, at the time I had the timing toolkit which made it pretty easy.
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